No need to digress
Originally Posted by nolo
Okay, I think I get it: you guys think carving is the end all and be all and any turn that's not carved is second-rate. Do I understand you now? In your worldview, could there be a perfectly skidded turn or is all skidding an abomination (I mean sloppy skiing)?
First: carving and arcing are not the same thing.
Carving and arcing... They are both means to two different ends. Neither is better than the other. They stand on their own merit. And you know that we know that!
confusion among the ranks as to the movements required to execute arcing versus carving. An example of this is running through this thread. BTS points out that anticipation, anticipation/release is not compatible with arc2arc skiing (it does however become the mechanism for ‘slip in’ arc entry but that is a permutation of arc2arc skiing and is an entirely different matter). He is right, his definitions and (IMO) his understanding of them is solid.
Early (prior to initial deflection) inside half lead is an undeniable fundamental of proficient arc2arc skiing. You know and so does BTS, about the gait implications and the proper loading sequence of the foot. Plus a lot more that I have laid out in the "tough read" Arc Tech
"Skiing into" anticipation is a movement pattern of ATS methodology/mechanics that exist to promote skidded/shaped/scarved/carved turns. Speed control at all levels of development is our "money maker." And it does a lot more all over the mountain in a day of skiing for all levels of skier. Not news to anyone really.
(IMO) We (PSIA) are trying to teach and educate our membership that if we "carve more" we will be arcing. This is not so. False premise. Why do we (PSIA) insist that only one set of movements, that apply themselves well to carving, must be the origin or fundamental movement pool for arcing? Arguments can be made that this is not what PSIA is doing- that through proper interpretation arcing is a viable activity under the current carving mechanics. But that assertion is shot to hell when you read the L3 descriptions and concepts paper and try to put it into action.